The secret of aikido is to cultivate a spirit of loving protection for all things. ~O Sensei

Winning means winning over the mind of discord in yourself. ~O Sensei

Aikido is the complete opposite of martial arts of the past. ~Shoji Nishio

Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat an enemy. It is the way to harmonize the world and make humanity one family. ~O Sensei

Aikido was born to be a budo that gives – a budo that shows the opponent how he/she should live and prosper. ~Shoji Nishio

A sense of play in all we do is far more important than feeling virtuous about working hard.

A child will become timid if he is scolded severely. As for good manners, gradually make the child aware of them. ~Yamamoto Tsunetomo

A journey of ten-thousand miles begins with the first step.

Compassion is not trying to be empathic but freeing your heart from the chains of fear. ~Thomas Moore

When I have a sword in my hands, my Aikido becomes the sword. When I have a jo in my hands, my Aikido becomes the jo. ~Morihei Ueshiba,

The sword and the staff reflect the inner meaning of all aikido techniques.

Greenwood Aikido – Martial Arts In Temecula

In a world of growing chaos we need ways of reducing violence instead of creating more. Ways of creating peace out of conflict. That’s the challenge of Aikido.  If you want to learn to protect yourself and your family and make the world a better place then Aikido is for you.

Aikido is a powerful martial art with a peaceful state of mind.

      • Get control of everyday conflicts
      • Develop a strong physical and mental center
      • Deal positively with aggression
      • Build strength and stamina
      • Develop skill in sword, staff and empty hand arts
      • Harmonious family atmosphere

Our method of practice follows that of Shoji Nishio and is unique it its seamless integration of empty hand techniques with striking atemi, the Japanese katana (sword) and the jo (wooden staff).

“In judo there are throws, karate involves kicking and punching and in iaido we cut with sword. All of these are contained in Aikido. The essence of all Japanese martial arts is contained in the movements of Aikido. The difference is that in Aikido there is no winner and there is no loser. We come to understood through Aikido what it means to win and lose. But in fact, there are no winners or losers. This is how the world should look, this is what Aikido can teach people.”  ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan

Aikido is for people who want to create a better life for themselves and a better world for everyone. Aikido is an enjoyable and non-competitive practice for the body and an enlightening experience for the mind.

Visit Our School of Aikido & Martial Arts In Temecula

Visitors are welcome by appointment only.  Please call (951) 440-8682.   We have classes for adults of all ages and kids starting at 10 years old.